Monthly Archive: February 2014

Plant Based Vegan Entertaining – What to serve?

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I do just fine cooking plant based food for the two of us. Our palates have adjusted to the lack of added salt, sugar and oil to our food. Where I struggle with this food plan is what to fix for company who are not following a plant based diet and are used to the …

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My Favorite Plant Based/Vegan Recipes

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What do you eat on a plant based/vegan food plan? Inquiring minds want to know the answer to this question! When we first adopted a plant based diet I often had the same thought. What are we going to eat? It takes a little time to gather a new list of favorite meals. I like variety as …

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Hummus

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Hummus

A delicious, slightly nutty flavored dip perfect for an appetizer, snack or part of a lunch with whole wheat pita bread, pita chips, crudités or spread on a whole wheat wrap or flat bread. Hummus 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (Garbanzo beans), low sodium, drained and rinsed 2-3 Tablespoons lemon juice (start with 2 and add …

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Chocolate Ganache Pudding

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Chocolate Ganache Pudding

The photo doesn’t do this dessert any justice. It’s so difficult to get good photos at night this time of year – sigh. It’s time to fess up and share with you that the base of this decadent dessert is none other than a can of cannelleni beans (or a box if you buy the …

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Chocolate Ganache Pudding

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Chocolate Ganache Pudding

Valentines Day is next week which means we need to be thinking about chocolate! Chocolate does fit into a plant based diet you just have to choose wisely if you are buying chocolate as manufacturers like to sneak a little dairy into their recipes. Look for dark chocolate and read the labels. Better yet try …

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